The other day I reviewed what type of trade value we could expect Joel Hanrahan to have. Since there were some requests for a similar look at Paul Maholm, I figured I would take a look. Before I begin, let me point out something as far as value goes.
Trade values are just meant to display the type of trade return we could expect from a player. With Hanrahan, plenty of people wanted Martin Perez AND Jurickson Profar. The trade value showed that we might be able to expect one of those players in return, but not both. I brought this up in the Hanrahan article, but I'll say it again: it takes two to make a deal. A swap of Hanrahan for Perez might be fair as far as value goes, but that doesn't mean the Rangers would be willing to use that ...
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